Hum and Swish (Hardcover)

By Matt Myers

Neal Porter Books, 9780823442867, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List

Hum and Swish has captivated my spirit and spoken to my soul! Matt Myers’ fabulous illustrations and perfectly chosen words allow us to feel the wind and smell the ocean as we share Jamie’s inspiring day at the beach. Moved by her surroundings, Jamie embarks on a solitary and very personal quest to explore and express what it means to create. Validating and mesmerizing, this book speaks to the artist inside all of us.”
— Kathy Neff, Square Books, Oxford, MS
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Description

Jamie's day at the beach turns into the perfect place for an artistic adventure.

All Jamie wants is to spend some time alone at the beach and finish her art project in the sand. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?

Jamie does her best to tune it all out and focus on her creation . . . until she finds a like-minded friend.

Widely respected artist Matt Myers makes his debut as an author in this story that celebrates creativity, introversion, and the beauty of a little peace and quiet.


About the Author

Matt Myers has illustrated over a dozen books for children, including Erin Cabatingan's Musk Ox books, Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny, and many more. Hum and Swish is the first book he's both authored and illustrated. He lives with his wife Maya Myers in North Carolina.


Praise For Hum and Swish

* "Readers will connect with the heady, evocative acrylic and oil portrayal of the seashore by Myers (Battle Bunny) in his solo debut—its sharp, bright light; creamy waves; and golden sands. The rush of water, and the smell of sea salt mingled with sunscreen, seems to emanate from every page."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review